Rediscover the joy of reading your favorite writers with Unread, an RSS reader with beautiful typography, comfortable gesture-based navigation, and a variety of color themes.

Features include:

AUTOMATIC WEBPAGE TEXT: For feeds that contain only article summaries, Unread can display the full article text from the webpage. You can switch between feed text and webpage text for any article. You can make webpage text the default for individual feeds. Unread will even analyze your feeds and default to webpage text for those that contain only article summaries.

COLOR THEMES: Unread provides a variety of different color themes. Choose one theme for light mode and another for dark mode.

SYNCING: Unread syncs with your Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, Feedly, Fever, Inoreader, or NewsBlur account.

CACHING: Unread caches webpage text and images for instant loading and offline access. (Subscription required.)

HARDWARE KEYBOARD SUPPORT: Unread's keyboard navigation capabilities and keyboard shortcuts make it a joy to use on an iPad with a hardware keyboard. Unread is also optimized for the trackpad and mouse on the iPad.

READ-LATER SERVICES: Unread provides native support for saving articles to Instapaper, Pocket, and Safari Reading List.

MULTIPLE WINDOWS: Look at two articles side-by-side, or browse an article list while keeping an article open.

SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT: Unsubscribe from feeds, subscribe to new feeds, and reorganize feed subscriptions.

FOOTNOTE POPOVERS: Unread provides convenient popovers for reading footnotes.

ACCESSIBILITY: Unread has 100% VoiceOver coverage. Every screen and every feature is available to users with vision impairments. Actions on articles can be quickly triggered using actions on the accessibility rotor.

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“Unread, now developed by Golden Hill Software, is one of the more elegant options based on comfortable gestures and a focused reading experience.”
–Federico Viticci, MacStories

“Unread’s new functionality maintains its support for the latest RSS features, but ensures a pleasant reading experience remains at the forefront of its priorities.”
–Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup

“Unread is one of my favorite reading apps on iOS.”
–Preshit Deorukhkar, Beautiful Pixels

“All told, Unread 2’s trackpad and cursor support has naturally morphed from the app’s still-great swiping-only navigational system, and, at least in my world, has made Unread as good a desktop RSS processor as it was a comfortable RSS reading app.”
— Josh Ginter, The Sweet Setup

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Unread is free to download and try with reading and feature limitations. To unlock the full power of Unread there is a $19.99 (USD)/year auto-renewing subscription. That subscription adds the following:

• Removal of all reading limits
• Caching of webpage text and images
• A selection of alternative icons

A subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.

Unread’s Terms of Use are available at:

What’s New

Version 2.1.3

This update adds forward-looking compatibility improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

Fixxeren ,

One of the best!!!

As someone who currently owns or has owned every RSS reader in the App Store I will tell you that Unread ranks as one of the top three. It will be number one of those three depending on your reading tastes. To put it bluntly Unread provides the best reading experience of any RSS reader out there period. The way it handles formatting of text and content is simply amazing.

Unread is what I would call “Low and slow”. It’s a minimalist interface (Which I love). It is designed for you to lay back on your couch and just enjoy reading high quality content from high quality websites and blogs. Unread is not the RSS reader for Power users or somebody that has hundreds of feeds that they are trying to organize and plow through content (Although I have 160 feeds and Unread still does this for me masterfully).

The developer is RESPONSIVE!!! This is so critical in any app I review. John is not only an amazing developer but also you can tell he genuinely cares about Unread and his user bases experiences. He takes feedback and he actually implements the feedback that aligns with the app philosophy. There are other readers with more features. But this reader has the RIGHT features to ensure an excellent reading experience. I am excited for future improvements because I know they will be done right. Well worth the investment. Easiest $20 I ever spent.

RichardDaniels ,

Less is more

Unlike most other RSS apps, the interface and functionality of Unread 2 are both pared back to nearly the bare minimum. But the thoughtful, minimal design of Unread 2 is exactly what makes it excel at the one job of an RSS app: making it easy for me to read articles from sites that I care about. Instead of making me wade through a bog of unnecessary features to get to the content I care about, Unread 2 puts it front and center where it belongs.

Content aside, the design of Unread 2 is both charming and effective. The aesthetic is pretty, the animations feel right, and the swipe actions are a neat take on secondary actions that I wish other apps would copy.

Overall, a very well done app.

richellis333 ,

Fantastic update to my daily reader

I’ve been using Unread for years and this is a great update. It has a beautiful design and fluid interface, making it the fastest way for me to keep up with the news that’s important to me. The new webpage full text and caching features alone are worth the upgrade price. And I can now manage my feeds and add new feeds right in the app, no more futzing around with a different app or website. I also love the Instapaper integration. Kudos on a great update to an essential app!


John Brayton
17.6 MB

Requires iOS 13.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
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In-App Purchases
  1. Annual Subscription $19.99
  2. Free first year $19.99
  3. Discounted first year $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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